Daniel Wong

Partner*

Toronto
416.947.5042

Daniel Wong

* Partner through a professional corporation

Daniel Wong is Chair of the Firm's Employment Law group with a practice that is focused on employment and labour relations.

He is frequently sought out by clients for his well-reasoned, practical and strategic advice for complex situations.

Daniel frequently advises employers on all aspects of employment and labour relations including executive compensation, employee hiring and terminations, employment standards compliance, unfair practice and human rights complaints, employee privacy issuesand the development and execution of initiatives and policies.

He regularly represents employers before the courts on wrongful dismissal and provincial offence matters, before various administrative tribunals on , employment standards issues, human rights complaints, occupational health and safety (OHS) investigations and workers’ compensation appeals, and before labour arbitrators on unionized employee grievances.

Daniel also conducts HR and employment audits on behalf of employers to ensure compliance with applicable laws and employer best practices.

Prior to joining WeirFoulds, Daniel practised at a large management-side boutique employment and labour law firm and a large North American full-service business law firm. Daniel also worked in-house as Employment Counsel and Privacy Manager at one of the largest national restaurant chain. As such, he is attuned to the needs of his clients as he was faced with their issues and challenges as part of this role.

Daniel is a frequent presenter at conferences and training seminars, and has also delivered guest lectures at York University in the areas of employment and labour law. Daniel is also a contributor to the LexisNexis Lexis Practice Advisor Canada employment law module.

Daniel is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care and Vice-Chair of the Board.

Right-Health in its acquisition of Akira Medical

Stryker Corporation in its acquisition of NOVADAQ Technologies Inc.

Toronto-Dominion Bank in the sale of its indirect home improvement financing assets to Financeit and Concentra.

Comark, Inc. in its sale of its retail business and assets to  Pacific West Commercial Corporation.

A human capital management software developer, in its initial public offering (at the time, the largest technology company by initial market capitalization to launch an IPO in Canada).

A US paramedical information service provider on employment matters in connection with its acquisition of a Canadian insurance provider and a Canadian underwriting service provider.

A US rehabilitation technology company on employment matters in connection with its acquisition of a Canadian rehabilitation technology distributor.

Advising the CEO Search Committee of the Board of Directors of a leading national non-profit entrepreneurship program on recruitment and executive compensation matters.

A Canadian industrial chemicals company on employment matters in connection with its acquisition of a Canadian chemicals producer.

A leading international cosmetics company on employment matters in connection with its acquisition of a cosmetics and skincare company.

A Canadian multinational specialty pharmaceutical company on employment matters in connection with the $425 million acquisition of certain dermatology assets.

A Canadian industrial chemicals and services provider on employment matters in connection with the $420 million acquisition of another industrial chemicals and services provider.

A US product-design software company on employment matters in connection with the $293 million acquisition of a Canadian application lifecycle management solutions provider.

A US telecom and data product manufacturer on employment matters in connection with the acquisition of a Canadian communications software solutions provider.

A dental products manufacturer on employment and workers’ compensation matters in connection with an internal reorganization.

Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario in respect of an application for judicial review

Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario in respect of a wrongful dismissal action and plaintiff’s motion to amend pleadings.

Toronto East General Hospital in respect of applications for judicial review.

GO Transit in a suspension grievance of a driver involving the operation of a vehicle in an unsafe manner.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) before the Ontario Labour Relations Board in respect of a union certification application.

Called to the Bar
  • Ontario, 2001
Education
  • Queen’s University, LL.B, 2001
  • Queen’s University, MIR, 1998
  • Queen’s University, B.Comm (Hons.) 1997
Languages
  • English

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “Major Case Law Update: The Latest on Prosecutions, Sentencing and Due Diligence, and More”, 2018 Health and Safety Conference, Toronto, October 25, 2018.
Speaker, “Ontario Based Business Gets Ready for the Bill 148 Major Employment and Labour Law Changes - Update”, Toronto, ON, February 1, 2018
Speaker, “Ontario Based Business Gets Ready for the Bill 148 Major Employment and Labour Law Changes”, Toronto, ON January 24, 2018
Speaker, “Ontario’s New Employment and Labour Laws Will Impact Your Business”, Toronto, ON, June 20, 2017
Presenter, “Workplace Update”, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, Winnipeg, MB, September 23, 2016
Presenter, “Minimize Employment Law Risks with HR Audits”, HRPA, Toronto, ON, August 15, 2016
Speaker, “Mid-Year Employment Law Update: Are you covering all your bases?”, Toronto, ON, June 1 and June 9, 2016
Speaker, “Privacy and the Workplace: The Scope and Limitations of Employee Privacy”, Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, ON February 2016
Speaker, “Tackling Employment Hot Topics: Managing your Roster, Avoiding Penalties and Scoring a Touchdown” , Toronto, ON, October 14, 2015
Speaker, “ Post-Employment Obligations: How to Minimize Exposure When an Employee Departs”,  Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Toronto, ON April 8, 2015

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